13th August 2017, Dubai, UAE: Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, the leading and most advanced dental healthcare provider in the region, is proud to welcome Dr. Samy Darwish to its team of dental experts.
Dr. Samy is a Consultant Periodontist & Oral Surgeon who brings to Dr. Michael’s his wealth of knowledge and years of experience in specialized postgraduate education and training in the UK.
Dr. Samy graduated with a BSc in Anatomy & Cell Biology in 1995 and a BDS from Guy's & St Thomas', University of London in 1997.
He pursued postgraduate studies at King’s College London. In 2001, he qualified with the Diploma in Dental Sedation (DipDSed) and went on to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (MFDRCS). He was placed on the UK Oral Surgery Specialist List in 2002.
He completed his Master’s in Periodontology (MSc) in 2004 then in 2006 he received his Master’s in Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology (MClinDent) and his Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRDRCS). He was then additionally placed on the UK Periodontology Specialist List in 2006.
Dr. Samy went on to pursue an interest in Medical Law and Ethics and earned his Master’s in Law (LLM) from Cardiff Law School in 2013. In the same year, he earned his Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP) and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He then achieved his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDSRCS).
Dr. Samy has been heavily involved in teaching and training dentists since the year 2000 and has served as a Specialist Clinical Teacher at King’s College London and Assistant Professor at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University in Dubai. He is an examiner and trainer for the Royal College of Surgeons.
His areas of expertise include periodontology, oral surgery, dental sedation, management of anxious dental patients, facial pain, oral medicine, cancer screenings and legal aspects of medical practice. Furthermore, he is one of the few licensed and accredited dental sedationists in the UAE, so is therefore in a position to help his own patients as well as patients being treated by other clinicians at Dr. Michael’s, who may be phobic or would prefer to be unaware during treatment.
“I am interested in disease processes. The mouth is often a window into the rest of the body and diseases such as diabetes and those involving immune system problems often show up in the gums and surrounding structures of the teeth,” said Dr. Samy. “Gum diseases occur when the bone that holds the teeth dissolves as a result of an imbalance between the bacterial deposits and the immune system’s ability to defend against them. Gum diseases are painless so a patient may be unaware of them until they visit a Periodontist”.
When asked why he chose to be part of Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, Dr. Samy said, “There is no better clinic in Dubai with a setup that offers such a high standard of holistic patient-centred care with state-of-the-art facilities. In an ever-demanding corporate world, I found Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic to evidently share my philosophy that patients’ interests come first and with that comes trust, then with that prosperity would naturally follow.”